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Correction
February 12, 2014

Author Name Misspelled and Data and Wording Errors

JAMA. 2014;311(6):625. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.22

In the Original Investigation entitled “Acute Skeletal Muscle Wasting in Critical Illness” published in the October 16, 2013, issue of JAMA (2013;310[15]:1591-1600. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.278481), an author name was misspelled and there were several data and wording errors. In the byline, the eighth author should have been listed as “Rahul Phadke, FRCPath”; Dr Phadke’s affiliation should have been “Division of Neuropathology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Department of Molecular Neuroscience, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, England.” In the Results section of the abstract, the first sentence should be “There were significant reductions in the rectus femoris CSA observed at day 10 (−17.7% [95% CI, −20.9% to −4.8%]; P < .001).” The third sentence of this section should be “Decrease in the rectus femoris CSA was greater in patients who experienced multiorgan failure compared with single organ failure by day 7 (−15.7% [95% CI, −19.1% to −12.4%] vs −3.0% [95% CI, −10.5% to 4.6%], P < .001), even by day 3 (−8.7% [95% CI, −13.7% to −3.6%] vs −1.8% [95% CI, −7.3% to 3.8%], respectively; P = .03).” In the Results section of the text, under the subheading “Changes in Markers of Muscle Mass,” the first sentence should be “In the group overall, rectus femoris cross-sectional area decreased significantly from days 1 to 7 (−12.5% [95% CI, −15.8% to −9.1%]; P = .002), and continued to decrease to day 10 (−17.7% [95% CI, −20.9% to −4.8%]; P < .001).” In the last section of the Results section, under the subheading “Clinical Correlates, Patient Stratification, and Risk Factors for Muscle Wasting,” the second sentence of the first full paragraph should be “Change in rectus femoris cross-sectional area differed between patients with multiorgan failure vs single organ failure (day 3: −8.7% [95% CI, −13.7% to −3.6%] vs −1.8% [95% CI, −7.3% to 3.8%], respectively, P = .03; day 7: −15.7% [95% CI, −19.1% to −12.4%] vs −3.0% [95% CI, −10.5% to 4.6%], P < .001).” The next sentence of the paragraph should be “Change in rectus femoris cross-sectional area was greater in those with 4 or more failed organs (−20.3%; 95% CI, −27.6% to −13.0%) than in those with 2 to 3 failed organs (−13.9%; 95% CI, −19.6% to −10.1%) (P < .001).” In the figure legends for Figures 2, 3, and 5, the data are expressed as means instead of medians. This article was corrected online.

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